In an “always-on” way of living, managing our time and allocating our energy to places that matter is not easy.
When it comes to time management, we should ask, what do we want to put our time towards?
If the answer is checking emails, liking another’s Instagram photo, sitting on meetings, waiting to be told what’s next, then maybe that’s why we’re having so many troubles managing our time.
It’s no wonder we feel overwhelmed; there are so many micro-tasks we’ve been told to do. When we’re living in an “always-on” environment, notifications and messages disrupt our trains of thought more than we think.
To manage our time better, we first need to know where our time is going.
In such a big world, with our ever-increasing levels of education and information, the biggest thing we all want is this: impact.
We all want to be able to create impact. In one way or another, we’re all influencers. We have influence over unique aspects in our networks, and carry the power to create change through our digital devices.
We came to change the world (hopefully for better).
We want to do it in ways that are meaningful to us, and that are good for others.
Though we’re rather small beings, with small voices, we have big dreams and ambitions.
And we won’t stop until we change a bit of our world.
In a world so digitally connected, we are putting all our time and effort into more LinkedIn connections, Instagram followers, TikTok likes—you get the gist.
The more time we put into our digital “worth”, the less time we spend being human.
We can send each other memes all we want, but in times of personal need and turmoil, who can you turn to?
If you’re struggling to find your answer, it may be time to invest more effort into being more human.
Connect with others (who are like you) on a ground level, where you can see each others concerns, ambitions, and dreams. We need to find our support in places we don’t frequent.
If this were easy, everybody would be doing it. The truth is that it’s hard. It’s hard to develop empathy to connect with other human beings. It’s hard to open up ourselves to potential scrutiny and humility; being vulnerable is not easy.
But once you find your support, once you find others who are willing and empathetic enough to share who they are with you, you’ve got something special.